New work at Milne Point I Pad approved
On Feb. 10 Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas approved Hilcorp’s Alaska’s plan of operations amendment request to install infrastructure and utilities to bring additional power to I Pad in the Milne Point unit.
The work is being done in anticipation of developing additional production and wells.
The project includes building an ice pad and trenching in tundra through it. The trench will be 8 inches wide and 4 feet deep and will extend from the tundra onto I Pad.
Also, a new cable will be installed in the trench connecting existing power pole MP-135C to the new electronic submersible pump, or ESP, electrical module on I Pad. The existing buried power line for the pad will be located using a “hot water wash and supersucker,” the division said.
The trench will be backfilled with excavated material and monitored for rehabilitation.
The infrastructure includes one ESP electrical module, one transformer platform, one switch compartment module and one test separator module.
- Kay Cashman